In the first week of term we took part in a team building session with Mr Mohamed. We took part in lots of fun activities all about helping us work together more effectively. We had great fun!
In maths we have been learning about place value and reading numbers up to ten million. We used place value grids and counters to help us support each other in our learning.
This week the children voted for their school council representatives. All the children who wanted to put themselves forwards had to speak in front of the class and explain why they were a good candidate. This tied to our P.S.H.E theme for the week- democracy, where the children learnt about what democracy is and how it …
In Year 5 we are learning about poetry, specifically ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. As part of our hook we created our own poems by finding and cutting out powerful words from magazines before putting them together.
What a way to start the Year! Year 5 worked with the Happy Puzzle company to see if we could solve the challenges in the ‘Coding Box’. We had to use a range of mathematical strategies in order to be successful, from solving algebraic equations to finding patterns in Emojis. We had great fun.
Year 5 were recently visited by a number of friendly critters. Pupils got to hold and stroke a number of animals, including: a bearded dragon, a sheepdog, several rabbits, a python and an owl.
In DT – Yr 5 built a series of pneumatic rockets and let them off on the roof. Luckily, nobody was harmed during the making of the rockets or the take off! Pupils looked at the history of the rockets and even the space race.
Yr 5 went on a visit to Suntrap in Epping Forest which involved a workshop entitled: Rivers and Coasts. Here pupils explored how rivers and coasts are formed and learned lots of new vocabulary, such as: a confluence and the mouth of a river.
During Science and Computing Week Year 5 visited The Science Museum, which involved a workshop entitled: Feel The Force. Here pupils learnt about a number of different forces through two superstars in Phil and Philomena The Frog. Mr Eastman was nominated to take part in an activity by the whole of Year 5.
Year 5 experienced a day in the life of a Tudor – from making their own candles to leather stamping and calligraphy. Whilst venturing around the different stations, pupils began to hear rumours and stories about Henry VIII and his six wives – which all became clearer at The Royal Feast. During the Royal Feast, pupils performed …